Welcome to Oak Class
We are looking forward to the year ahead with lots of learning to do and memories to make!
This year may seem a little bit different but remember we are here to help you. If you have any questions, please ask.
Meet the Staff:
Miss Lea: Oak Class Teacher (Year 1 and 2)
Mrs D'Ambrosio: Oak Class Teaching Assistant
PE Kits - Outdoor PE with Miss Lea will be every Tuesday and with the Sports Coaches every Wednesday. Children are expected to arrive at school wearing their PE kit for both days.
Click here to take a look at the sporting after school clubs on offer this term!
Reading Books - One book will be sent home each week on a Monday and must be returned on a Friday. Please ensure that you read regularly with your child and that the Reading Record book is signed weekly.
Homework Books - These are to be returned to school each Tuesday and sent back home each Wednesday, after our weekly spelling test.
Water Bottles - These should be named and in school each day. (Please ensure they contain water and not juice.)
Homework provides opportunities for children to practise key skills. At Hob Hill, there is an expectation that all children should complete the following activities on a regular basis:
Times Table practise using Times Table Rockstars or Number Fact recall using NumBots (daily)
Spelling practise for weekly spelling tests using Spelling Shed/ homework spelling sheets.
Additional tasks can be selected from the Homework Web which will be added to this page soon.
Purple Mash has a wide variety of educational games to support learning as well as coding activities.
Click below to enter sites and login.
We will begin the term with a focus on place value.
Year 1 children will reinforce their understanding of numbers to 20, count forwards and backwards, find one more and one less than a number and compare numbers to 20.
Year 2 Children will learn to understand the value of each digit in a 2-digit number, compare numbers to 100 and read and write numbers in figures and words.
Click on the numbers to practise place value!
NumBots is a fantastic programme which focuses upon recall and number facts. Click below to play and see which level you can reach!
Times-Table Rockstars is a programme which is times-table specific. By the end of Year 2, children should be confident with their 2, 5 and 10 times-table and their associated division facts. Click below to play!
In preparation for SATS, please practise telling the time. By the end of Year 2 children need to be able to tell the time to 5 minutes past/to the hour.
In Oak Class, we teach phonics everyday and follow Letters and Sounds. Throughout the year we will cover phases 3, 4, 5 and 6 .
Please ensure you read with your child regularly to allow them practise and apply their phonic knowledge.
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
Each year, all Year 1 children across the country will undertake a Phonics Screening Check. This is to assess whether the child has reached the expected reading level for the end of Year 1 and usually takes place in June.
Year 2 SATs Reading Papers
Each year, all Year 2 children across the country will undertake their SATs tests.
This usually takes place in May and involves 2 reading papers. Both reading papers, and paper 2 in particular, require much reading stamina and fluency in order to be accessed. Therefore, it is essential that you read at length with your child regularly and continue to ask your child questions to check their understanding of what they have read. See below for examples of different types of questions to ask your child whilst reading.
Monday 19th October
This week's poem is Welly Boots by Michael Rosen. This poem links well to the autumn walk we did last week and how we will all be wearing our wellington boots a lot more this season! Can you pick out any rhyming words?
Our writing will link with the topic of toys through stories including Traction Man! We will focus on what a sentence is and how words combine to make sentences. Children will learn to identify a noun, adjective and verb, and use them to create simple sentences with full stops and capital letters.
National Poetry Day
On Thursday 1st October, Oak Class participated in National Poetry Day! We began the week by learning about and reciting Nursery Rhymes and discussing our favourite ones. Then on Thursday itself, we created a whole class performance to the poem "What is Pink?" by Christina Rossetti including actions and expression! To listen to the poem, Click Here.